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that he lived in. The mobile...
My brother died, he owned a mobile home in a mobile home park, that he lived in.
The mobile home has NO value to me, my brother's name is ***** ***** name on the deed.
I've paid the space rent for the past 2 month's, to give me time to clean it out and find
paper work (he was a hoarder a total mess). I will have control of all his bank accounts
by the 10th of June.
My question is, can I he held responsible for anything connected to his Mobile Home?
I want to walk away from it. The mobile home is located in California.
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My condolences on the loss of your brother. You can not be held personally liable for the losses associated with the mobile home. However, if a person incurs costs associated with the home they may have a claim against the estate of your brother. But if the estate has no money there is really nothing to pursue.
But to avoid any potential issues down the road and having to defend and prove you have no liability for anything associated with the mobile home it may be a practical solution to ask if the park manager would like to have the title transferred to his name. In addition, there are scrap metal and mobile home disposal companies that will remove the home and scrap it for a nominal fee or sometimes pay a small fee for the scrap metal value of the home.
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